DUBUFFET CASE, THE (L’AFFAIRE DUBUFFET)
Courtesy of L’Affaire Dubuffet
Directed by: Cécile Déroudille
Venue: The Phillips Collection
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THE DUBUFFET CASE (L’AFFAIRE DUBUFFET) (France, 1997, 26 min.)
Presented in collaboration with the exhibition, “Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock Ossorio, and Dubuffet”
The fierce struggle by art critic René Deroudille to persuade the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, France, to acquire a painting by Jean Dubuffet in 1956 is recounted in this film. Although he was known around the world, no other French museum had yet dared to buy one of his pieces. The film’s story, full of twists, is told through the correspondence between René Déroudille, Jean Dubuffet and Philippe Dereux, the intermediary between the art critic and the artist. The painting by Dubuffet, “Paysage Blond,” is the hero of the story. Directed by Cécile Déroudille.
Discussion with Klaus Ottman, Curator at Large, The Phillips Collection.
FREE with Museum Admission. $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 62 and over, free for visitors 18 and under and Phillips members.